Substance Use Disorders

In 2012, 23.1 million Americans—8.9 percent of those aged 12 or older—needed treatment for a substance use disorder, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)*. For individuals suffering from substance use disorders—and those poised on the edge of addiction—making it through each day of recovery can be a daunting challenge.

Magellan's evidence-based approach to addressing substance use disorders is built on principles of recovery and involves early assessment, the integration of substance use and behavioral services, innovative technology and community support systems.

Substance use can significantly impact successful outcomes as you treat medical disorders. If you believe your patient has a problem with substance abuse, we strongly urge you to coordinate medical care with behavioral health treatment. The tools below provide healthcare professionals additional resources to help determine the appropriate treatment for patients with substance use disorders.

*Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings, NSDUH Series H-46, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4795. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013

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